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Stan # 16: More lovable regional press quotes 15 December 1998

More from that most lovable UK institution, the regional press (and some others):

"Following the ceremony, a small reception was staged around a fire on the beach where the guests toasted the happy couple." - Forfar Courier

"Body in Garden Was A Plant, Says Wife." - Morning Post

"Bristol Flower Group Pick Their Leader." - Bristol Evening Post

"Ex-Boxer battered outside chip shop." - Cheltenham Echo (1979)

"Seven eggs were hurled at the President's car. He ducked as three smashed into the windscreen of his pullet-proof limousine." - Daily Express

"At the fair they were exhibiting a full range of shoes for girls with low cut fancy uppers." - Leicester Mercury

"For sale: Elizabethan cassette recorder, as new. £11.50." - Salcombe Gazette

"For sale: 100 year old brass bed. Perfect for antique lover." - Ipswich Evening Star

"For sale: Nappies used by two babies. £5 for two dozen." - Kingston Informer

"For sale: Phillips ultra-violent lamp." - Watford Evening Echo (now sadly gone)

":For sale: Gent's skirts 16" collar." - Glasgow Evening Times

"For sale: Wedding dress, size 10, ejaculate condition." - Worthing Trader

":For sale: Rosewood piano, owner going abroad with beautiful twisted legs." - North Wales Advertiser

"For sale: Antique piano with candleabra and spiral staircase." - Edinburgh Advertiser

"For sale: Small electric organ, good for learning £30 ono. Also large orgasm." - Wandsworth Times

"For sale: Hotpoint Supermatic twin-tub. Good education." - Edinburgh Evening News

"For sale: Goblin Tea Maid with alarm. £12." - Derby Evening Telegraph

As we are in the festive season, I thought a few jokes would not go amiss. However, I couldn't find any, but I did light upon some old light bulb jokes and I thought you may enjoy a walk down memory lane.

How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Twelve: 1 to change the bulb and the other 11 to have a meeting to discuss, 'coping with darkness'.

How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three: 1 to change the lightbulb and 2 to discuss the passive role of the socket.

How many women with PMT does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three: Why? IT JUST DOES OK!

How many psychotherapists does it take to change a lightbulb?
One ... but it must want to change.

How many account handlers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Fifty-three: 1 to change the lightbulb and the other 52 to go on the piss.

Check in again at my desk soon!

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